It’s certainly prudent that Georgia is researching this.
Georgia officials are in the planning stages for what they hope will be a football season to start in September that would allow for a limited number of fans in Sanford Stadium.
“We’re running models on various social distancing mandates,” athletic director Greg McGarity said Wednesday. “It depends on what phase we’re in. I don’t think it’s ever going to be business as usual because there’s going to be new standards in play as far as hygiene, the way we look at concessions, the way we look at seating.”
McGarity said Georgia has worked on those details the last month during a time where society has grown accustomed to staying at least six feet apart from others to reduce the spread of the novel cornonavirus.
It seems to me seating is the easiest part of this. How they handle entry/exit, concessions, bathrooms — hell, how they handle passageways in a stadium that wasn’t designed with six feet of separation for crowds in mind — is a lot trickier. Honestly, I don’t know how you do it effectively without a lot more support staff in place, which means they’re adding more folks back into the mix.